2022 Audi A4 allroad

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2022 Audi A4 allroad Review: The Anti-Crossover

The wagon may have fallen out of favor in the USA and the world over, with the masses migrating to crossovers instead, but some brands have found an alternative solution: enter the Audi allroad, or, to be specific, the A4 allroad. The A4 allroad is based upon the standard A4's wagon variant, given a bit of a lift, some beefy body cladding, and some robust underbody protection to make it a jack of all trades. Lower and lighter than an SUV, it still handles like a regular car, but vastly more spacious than a sedan, it's capable of hauling families and their belongings without fuss. A four-cylinder turbo power plant and a 12-volt mild-hybrid system is the staple for the 2022 A4 allroad as it steps into the ring against rivals that include the Volvo V60 Cross Country and the Buick Regal TourX. With three highly-equipped trims on offer, there isn't a wrong answer when it comes to the allroad.

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2022 Audi A4 allroad Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2021 Audi A4 allroad?

The 2021 A4 allroad was comprehensively updated with the addition of mild-hybrid tech bringing more power, as well as specification updates across the range. Audi is leaving the updated allroad untouched for the 2022 model year as a carryover model.

Pros and Cons

  • More practical than the A4 Sedan
  • Handles far better than its size would suggest
  • Superb safety record
  • Top-quality cabin
  • Plenty of standard features
  • Subpar cargo capacity for a wagon
  • Styling may not appeal to the masses

What's the Price of the Audi A4 allroad?

The allroad's price remains largely unchanged, with the base-model Premium starting at an MSRP of $44,700. The Premium Plus asks for $48,900, while the Prestige goes on sale for $54,600. Each model is up exactly $100 compared to last year. These prices do not include tax, registration, licensing, or Audi's $1,045 destination charge.

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2022 Audi A4 allroad Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Premium 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
Prestige 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
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2022 A4 allroad Exterior

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  • Length 187.5 in
  • Wheelbase 110.9 in
  • Height 58.8 in
  • Max Width 72.7 in
  • Front Width 62.1 in
  • Rear Width 61.7 in
  • Curb Weight 3,880.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Florett Silver Metallic +$595
  • Glacier White Metallic +$595
  • Mythos Black Metallic +$595
  • Manhattan Gray Metallic +$595
  • Navarra Blue Metallic +$595
  • Terra Gray Metallic +$595
  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White

2022 A4 allroad Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission
    7-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain

Handling and Driving Impressions

While the Audi A4 allroad gets quattro all-wheel-drive as standard, it isn't actually a proper off-road vehicle. It could probably manage to mount a curb or two, or hazard off the beaten track a bit, but where it really shines is around town or on slick roads in colder climates rather than out on a 4x4 course. This is largely thanks to the adaptive damping suspension, which works in tandem with expertly engineered handling dynamics to deliver a ride that is supremely comfortable while still being fun and engaging.

It's no surprise that the Audi A4 allroad wagon offers incredible grip, whether you are braving the roads after a freak blizzard or tossing its large rump around corners on windy roads where it handles far better than bona fide crossovers would. And, true to its name, the allroad offers a host of driving modes, including comfort, dynamic, and off-road. This means you can customize how the suspension and handling behave to get the most out of the driving experience or ensure that your passengers are comfortable.

2022 A4 allroad Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 41.3 in
  • Front Head Room 37.4 in
  • Rear Leg Room 35.7 in
  • Rear Head Room 37.4 in

2022 A4 allroad Trunk and Cargo Space

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2022 A4 allroad Safety and Reliability


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Side Crash Rating

Verdict: Is The 2022 Audi A4 allroad A Good car?

It may be true that wagons are not as popular in the US as they used to be, with SUVs now dominating the market, but it's far too soon to write off the sedans with extra junk in the trunk. Several such vehicles make compelling cases for the continued existence of this niche segment, and the 2022 Audi A4 allroad is one of the models leading the charge. Styled closely on the A4 Sedan, the wagon looks good, and the larger rear means far superior practicality. This extra size and weight normally come at the expense of driving dynamics and comfort, but Audi refuses to compromise in this area. The allroad is just as fun to drive as any other Audi, and it's even more comfortable than most. With all-wheel-drive as standard, the vehicle can live up to its name and go almost anywhere with ease, while the host of safety systems ensure everyone's security.

What Audi A4 allroad Wagon Should I Buy?

Any way you look at it, the A4 allroad is a premium vehicle with a premium price tag. As such, you'll want the most bang for your buck. And, while the entry-level Premium certainly has a lot to offer, the Premium Plus adds some desirable extras without pushing up the price of the Audi A4 allroad all that much. It also gets access to a few packages that put it almost on par with the top-spec Prestige. Therefore, we'd suggest forgoing these additions. The larger touchscreen, SiriusXM, and wireless charger should satisfy just about any entertainment needs, while the added parking sensors, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and top-view camera will be sure to ease your safety concerns. The hands-free tailgate is a nice little bonus, too.

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2022 Audi A4 allroad Comparisons

Subaru Outback Subaru
Audi A6 allroad CarBuzz
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Audi A4 allroad261 hp23/30 mpg$45,900
Subaru Outback 182 hp26/33 mpg$27,645
Audi A6 allroad 335 hp21/30 mpg$67,900

2022 Audi A4 allroad vs Subaru Outback

There is a multitude of differences between these two cars, but the one most likely to stand out is their price tags. As you'd expect from a premium brand like Audi, the A4 allroad asks for a pretty hefty investment. As such, not everyone can afford to enjoy the superior comfort, luxury, and technology found within. But, if you need a wagon purely for its practicality, the Subaru Outback is a viable alternative. Starting at just $26,945, it's far friendlier to the wallets of thrifty shoppers, but it won't scratch that luxury itch that most wagon owners have. The interior is built well, but the materials are all as basic as the tech that comes equipped. But the Outback leans into its strengths rather than trying to make up for weaknesses, offering more cargo capacity than the A4, and boasting a towing capacity of between 2,700 lbs and 3,500 lbs. Both wagons are capable, but the Audi is naturally the more premium choice. However, if you are buying a wagon primarily for its improved practicality and genuine go-anywhere credibility, the Subaru Outback may win out.

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2022 Audi A4 allroad vs Audi A6 allroad

As the difference in moniker numerals suggests, the A6 allroad is the big brother to the A4. As such, it gets a little more of everything. This starts off with power. Equipped with a turbocharged V6, the larger allroad has access to more power - 335 hp and an impressive 396 lb-ft. This makes it quicker than its lighter counterpart. With its hybridized engine, the A4 is noticeably more economical than the A6 in terms of gas mileage. Naturally, the A6 has more interior space and a much larger cargo hold, with a starting capacity of 30 cubic feet. However, it gets almost all the same tech as the A4 at the same trim levels. All this comes at a significant boost in price, though, and the A4 isn't cheap, to begin with. The base-level A6 will cost you a whopping $65,900, well above the price of the top-tier A4. Still, if money isn't a deciding factor for you, the Audi A6 allroad is the more capable offering.

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